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About Undertow

About Undertow Music Collective
The Undertow Music Collective began in 1996 as a group of independent musicians sharing ideas and resources. We work closely with a select roster of artists we love, respect, and call our friends. Our goal is to create a friendly and productive environment for these people to make music while keeping their integrity and artistic vision intact. We opened our mail order store in 1998 to help our bands sell their stuff on-line. A few boxes of CDs and t-shirts stacked in the corner of a spare room has grown into a full-time job over the last few years. We've been able to expand our store by offering great music and exclusive merchandise at the lowest possible prices with world-class customer service. We have shipped tens of thousands of orders to people all over the world.

Where Does The Money Go?
All net profits from sales go directly to the bands. When you buy from this website you are supporting the people who make the music you care about. 

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Who We Are
Jayne and Bob run the shop. Please contact us if you have any questions about the stuff we sell or problems with your order. We’re always happy to help!

Bob Andrews grew up in Nashville and got his start in the music business in 1991 managing the drum shop at the historic Hewgley’s Music in downtown Nashville. From there he went on to a job as tour manager for Uncle Tupelo in 1993 and worked with them until their final show. He continued working as tour manager for Wilco during the recording and touring to support their debut album in 1995. Around that time he started working with the Bottle Rockets, Centro-matic, Nadine and Dolly Varden. Bob joined some friends at Undertow in 1996 as a means to help bands release music without traditional record labels. He moved to Chicago in 2000 and over the next few years, expanded his management roster to include Pedro the Lion, Jay Bennett, Mark Eitzel, American Music Club, Vic Chesnutt and Grammy award winner Jesse Harris. He moved to Champaign, IL in 2005 where he enjoys the lack of traffic and slightly less snow.

Jayne is a native of southern Illinois where she busied herself in a number of theatrical productions at community college. Since moving to central Illinois, Jayne has completed her college career at Millikin University and emerged triumphantly with a bachelor’s in Music Business. Starting as an intern at Undertow, she has helped out with a number of projects and learned the importance of good tacos. In her spare time Jayne enjoys cooking, Netflix-ing, and avoiding the current baby fever.

Environmental Stuff
We try our best conserve energy and recycle as much as possible. The only paper we generate during the order process is the packing slip we put inside your order. We use energy efficient LED lights in our office and warehouse space. The bubble mailers we use for shipping CDs are light-weight poly material made from recycled plastics. We like these because they're water proof, tear resistant, reusable, and no trees are harmed to make them. The record mailers and poster tubes we use are made from recycled cardboard and can be easily reused and recycled. Really, our only weakness is climate control. We always maintain our office at a comfortable 74 degrees in the summer and 68 in the winter.

Get in Touch!
This email goes to everyone in the office. We'll get back to you as quickly as possible.
Or call us if you prefer. Phone: 217-359-0622
There might be a delay if you email or call outside of normal business hours.
We're usually in the office Monday through Friday. 10am to 6pm (Central Time).

Stop by if you're in town...

605 N Neil Street. Suite B.
Champaign IL 61820

We like cookies, pie, cake, pizza, tacos, beer, coffee... pretty much any kind of snacks or beverages.

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